The Fifth Cord
Directed by Luigi Bazzoni
In Luigi Bazzoni’s fast-paced giallo, a reporter (Franco Nero) investigating a string of killings becomes the main suspect. As the obsessed madman continues slaughtering his victims, the journalist has to double and triple his efforts in order to avoid taking the rap. Though Bazzoni only made a handful of gialli, each frightening film features strong acting, clever dialogue and stunning camerawork - thanks in this instance to the director’s wise decision to hire legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) to lens the scary story.
A reporter investigating a string of killings becomes the main suspect.
Cast: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Wolfgang Preiss
It was pretty good.
This is a giallo I've never seen and I enjoyed it very much.
Nicely done! This is my first Bazzoni film, but it definitely won't be the last! The plot keeps you guessing up until the very end, and it really does turn out to be someone you don't suspect! Franco Nero always does a great job of playing complex heroes and anti-heroes, and Andrea is no exception. I can see why this is considered to be an underrated gem. The locations they picked were amazing, and beautifully shot by Storaro.
One of the best series. I’ve ever seen!!